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  • TiVo Says It Can Do A Better Job Analyzing The Effectiveness Of TV Commercials

    TiVo Says It Can Do A Better Job Analyzing The Effectiveness Of TV Commercials

    TiVo this morning launched a free website for anyone interested in commercial ratings (particularly marketers, I guess). The 'Ad Scorecard' is designed to let people analyze how effective a brand's TV commercials are at retaining viewers and how well they are performing relative to competing brands. And by launching, I mean the company pretty much bashed every other audience and effectiveness… Read More

  • Microsoft Sues TiVo For Further Infringement

    Microsoft Sues TiVo For Further Infringement

    The face of a patent troll After winning a hefty $100 million from Echostar/DISH, TiVo decided to sue AT&T/UVerse for patent infringement. Not to be outdone, Microsoft countersued on behalf of AT&T, citing their own patent that describes: a system that displays programmable information and a secure method for buying and delivering video programs. Read More

  • The TiVo Premiere For iPad App Is Just What It Sounds Like

    The TiVo Premiere For iPad App Is Just What It Sounds Like

    You have to give it to TiVo and its just-released iPad app. They might not be the fastest responding company on the block. But they know how to get things done. Read More

  • CrunchDeals: TiVo Premiere DVR For $60

    CrunchDeals: TiVo Premiere DVR For $60

    TiVo's are great and without doubt the best DVR on the planet. How's it better than your standard Comcast box? It's like the difference between LEGO and off-brand interlocking blocks. They do the same thing, but one is just so much more developed -- and generally priced higher, too. However, Woot has your back and is hawking a TiVo Premiere unit over on sellout.woot.com for only $60. Read More

  • TiVo Releases New App

    TiVo Releases New App

    TiVo has just announced a new iPad app that adds gesture control as well as live TV watching and scheduling. You can also use Facebook and Twitter to talk to your friends about the shows you watch. Gesture based control – Take complete control of all recordings, even dragging forward and back through a show with a simple tap or swipe • Start watching what you want – Launch a recorded… Read More

  • Companies, If Your CSRs Aren't Empowered, You're Doing It Wrong

    Companies, If Your CSRs Aren't Empowered, You're Doing It Wrong

    So you call a company with a problem, right? After navigating a series of voice prompts, you eventually get to a live person. You think, alright, great someone can help me. Well, not really because this person often cannot do anything but take your contact information and run through a series of basic troubleshooting steps that generally starts with power cycling. Everything else needs to be… Read More

  • Is 3D Support Coming To TiVo? What Does That Even Mean?

    Is 3D Support Coming To TiVo? What Does That Even Mean?

    Maybe something got lost in translation here, but the British English on this Virgin Media product page for the upcoming TiVo seems to state that their box will be 3D ready. Well, my mid-Michigan English reads that as if TiVo is getting something new. Sigh. Now I'm confused. Read More

  • Pandora Hitting TiVo Series 3 And HD Boxes Right Now

    Pandora Hitting TiVo Series 3 And HD Boxes Right Now

    Remember how Pandora graced TiVo Premiere units just a few short weeks ago? Well, the company didn’t forget about about Series 3 and and HD users. Oh no, if you happen to check the Music, Photos, & Showcases section you’ll Pandora is now an available option. How nice. Read More

  • Tivo Adds Online Season Pass Management To Its Web Site

    Tivo Adds Online Season Pass Management To Its Web Site

    Tivo users are now (well, later today) able to manage their season pass subscriptions from their Web browser. I've been led to believe that this has been a heavily requested feature for some time now, so good to see Tivo acquiesce Read More

  • Pandora Launches On The TiVo Premiere DVR

    Pandora Launches On The TiVo Premiere DVR

    TiVo already has an impressive lineup of internet apps on their DVRs but the offering just got a little more musical thanks to Pandora. Nearly all of Pandora's trademark features including access to the Music Genome Project is available in the app. Users can thumb up or down artists and create personalized radio stations on the fly. Existing Pandora users can sign into their accounts or new… Read More